Sunday, November 29, 2015
Relaxing At Marineland Park On The Way Home
We had a great stay at Gamble Rogers over the past four days, but all good things have to come to an end. In order to prolong our trip a bit longer, I talked Gary into driving up coastal A1A on our way back to St. Augustine instead of taking I-95. It didn't take much persuasion on my part. Gary was in no big hurry to get home, and the drive up the coast is a pretty one. We made a couple of very brief stops at first for photo opportunities, then spent almost two hours at Marineland Park. We LOVE that little park, and have stopped there before to relax and enjoy the scenery. While Dodge and I took it easy in the parking lot, Gary walked the full length of that long boardwalk a couple of times, snapping pictures along the way. Then he made his way down to the beach, where the picture taking REALLY heated up. All in all, Gary snapped over 150 pictures, and I had the hardest time trying to pick my favorites. Space here doesn't allow me to post them all, but I did manage to share a good number of them. It was a pretty day, and I hope you'll enjoy these photos as much as I do. Gary climbed all over those rocks, waded through the water, and even fell on his butt on a sand dune. I sure am glad he didn't fall on those rocks, or I might be posting this from the hospital right now. He had a lot of fun, and was really happy we spent some time at scenic Marineland Park rather than fighting traffic on boring old I-95. Dodge and I had a good time too. Back on the road, we enjoyed all the sights along the way, the ride through downtown St. Augustine (which is ALWAYS beautiful), and finally our arrival back at the Green Acres Garage. Eight miles from home, Dodge reached another milestone, the 247,000 mile mark. Our final two trips of the year will be fairly lengthy, so by the time our camping season ends, Dodge will probably be past a quarter-million miles. That's a BUNCH!!! I think Gary and I need to throw him a party or something. He most definitely deserves a celebration of some sorts. We have a short turnaround time before we hit the highway for more new and exciting adventures. I'll write from wherever we are. Have a GREAT week!